History

Origins of The Estate

The tradition of vine growing and wine making started at the beginning of the 20th century. Wine became a part of the farmer’s production. Wine was made in two wooden tanks. The production was for the family consumption and two barrels were sold to the bistros in the neighbourhood.

1950-1980

Roger Burgaud worked in the biscuit factory in the morning and at his farm in the afternoon.

Wine was his passion, so he bought and re-planted very nice plots of prestigious terroirs of Côte-Rotie.

1980

Bernard Burgaud turned the family farm into a winery.

The « Domaine Burgaud » was born.

1980-2000

Bernard took over and re-planted abandoned vineyards.

He belongs to a generation of winemakers, who symbolize the renaissance of the Côte Rôtie.

2000-2020 : Between tradition and progress

The area of vineyards  was finally sufficient to have the economic stability. Bernard hasn’t followed expansionist trends and marketing strategies, but he focused all his energie to develope his know-how and to produce the wine of excellent quality.

He installed new tanks with an automatic punching-down system. The priority was also to reduce chemical products and to maintain the quality of soil thanks to the new methods, for example cover crops planted in row-middles.

2020

Pierre; son of Bernard, took over the estate.

Winemakers

Roger BURGAUD

Farmer, who revived the production of the wine at the estate.

Bernard BURGAUD

Founder of Côte-Rôtie Burgaud as traditional and authentic wine.

Pierre BURGAUD

Agricultural engineer, he took over the estate in 2020.

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